Albion AM463

Its time once again for a look at the scintillating world of airport service vehicles.

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Let’s take a look at an early-War fuel truck that served a critical need at a desperate time.

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Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat

Perhaps the aircraft most associated with the changing tide of the Pacific War, The F6F Hellcat was the key Naval fighter of the last part of the War.

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Let’s take a look at a complete game changer. Continue reading

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Heinkel He 111H-3

Another of World War II’s “iconic” types, the He 111 became a symbol of irresistible Nazi air power in the opening months of the War.

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That lasted for about a year, until the invulnerability myth was shattered in the skies of southeast England.  Let’s look at a Heinkel from the Battle of Britain. Continue reading

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Sturmgeschutz III Ausf G

The German Wehrmacht remains a source of fascination to many history buffs, especially the array of interesting and imposing armored fighting vehicles.

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Yet Germany’s most produced AFV was the comparatively small StuG III.  Let’s look at the most produced variant of this most produced vehicle. Continue reading

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Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX

Supermarine’s famous Spitfire is best known as a fighter, yet from early in the War it also served as a reconnaissance platform.

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So let’s look at a late War example of a photo-recon bird. Continue reading

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Crusader Anti-Aircraft Mk III

Improving protection from air attack for armored formations proved to be a major concern for every combatant during World War II.

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Let’s look at a British response to that concern. Continue reading

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North American P-51D Mustang

The Mustang has already been discussed at some length here, and will continue to be so. Because seriously, I have a lot of still unbuilt Mustang kits in my stash.

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This time, we’ll take a look at a model inspired by a photo. Continue reading

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